For those who attended our workshops this week, here's a nice bit of reading on why it's so important that teachers immerse themselves in the world of online networks, web publishing, and deliberately managing digital reputations. Richardson suggests that the visibility & transparency that comes with being "Googleable" is a really solid first step towards
Learn how to create and use 21st Century tools in your class. Topics include. Develop an online presence, Blogs for learning, online tool kit. Content creation on the Mac, iPhoto, iMovie, Pages & Keynote. Download the Flyer and Register here
I came across this article about the need for parents to sharpen their computer skills and it got me thinking. We devote lots of our time to skilling up students and teachers but not so much for parents. Are we leaving them behind? And what are the implications if we are? "Homework becomes the time
Cybersmart - Kids. The Cybersmart program is a national cybersafety education program managed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to promoting online safety for children and young people. You will find a wealth of resources to help you create and sustain the important messages about digital
We have been using bitty.com for some time now, usually for their url shortening service. A re-vamp of bitly has seen a lot of features added as they branch out into the realm of social bookmarking. A (free!) bitty account now gives you access to apps for your PC, Mac or other mobile device which
Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | Student Clickers | ARS | Mobile Clicker | Software Clicker. My Room # Socrative is a smart student response system that lets you easily and quickly create and conduct quizzes. You can start an instant quiz to ask multi-choice, true/false or
Some colleagues of mine in Singapore linked me to this video about the value of visualising data. Giving your numbers some visual form and aesthetic sense helps bring your message to life for those of us not blessed with a naturally quantitative brain. The notion of incorporating elements of design also raises some interesting ideas
Tips2012: Teachers’ Voices #2: Doug’s i-Story | TPACK iPad Project In Schools (TIPS). The iPad is becoming a great tool for content creation but many teachers wonder how to move content from the iPad to other devices. This post tackles the issue of workflows and document management ono the iPad.
PowerPoint Import | Prezi. Prezi is a fantastic online presentation tool. Now you can spruce up your existing powerpoints. Got a hard drive of old slides you just can't throw away? Recycle them instead. With the release of PowerPoint Import, you can transform your slides into a prezi with just a few clicks.
Came across this presentation during a PD session with Aubin Grove Primary School. Someone has put together a list of applications available for education in a very cool and powerfully engaging Prezi! [prezi id='http://prezi.com/swceiv2g3bbt/60-educational-apps-in-60-minutes/' width='600'] Here's the link to the 60 iOS applications here - http://goo.gl/3co8s